About North East Festival

Connecting People, Celebrating Life

Connecting People, Celebrating Life

North East Festival – Connecting People, celebrating life is an attempt to create awareness about North East India and to promote tourism. Last two years, North East Festival organised in IGNCA, Janpath, New Delhi attracted lakhs of people and was extensively covered in national media.

India’s North East, comprising 8 states of Assam, Arunachal, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim have enormous potential and tourism propositions. Due to various issues including connectivity issue, the region haven’t progressed to the desired level. However, of late plenty of importance is given from the Government and other agencies to promote the region. .

Our Initiative

A colourful carnival of various dance forms of North East, folk music, famous rock musicians of the region, North Eastern food delicacies, Handloom & Handicraft Exhibition, Agro & Horti Exhibition, Exhibition of various tribes of North East, Freedom Fighters etc, colourful fashion shows, traditional sports etc. North East Festival is also the platform to discuss the critical issues of North East, B2B session on tourism, Buyers Sellers Meet, discussion on Act East Policy etc are organised.

North East Festival

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Colours of North East

Colours of North East 2014     view
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Srimanta Sankaradeva Movement

Our Motto

To reduce the regional gaps and to celebrate the essence of North East India, NORTH EAST FESTIVAL was organized at IGNCA Ground, Janpath, New Delhi. The event considered as the biggest ever festival on North East Region in National capital aimed to highlight the positive aspects of the region which is so full of talents, resources and success stories. The festivalhas been widely appreciated across all sectors including by the people of the region, thousands of people came to see this maiden festival. Around 100 newspapers in the National media appreciated the event and publicity received in the event is unprecedented in the history of this region which was mostly getting negative media publicity over the years.


Connected by an infinite chain of pearly threads, intricate as a spider’s web the North-East India represents 8 states - Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura which is considered as India’s most distinct and spectacular region. Spread over an approximate expanse of 2,65,000 sq km. north east represents a true collage of colours of ethnic groups with their diverse language and culture but all bound together by a chord of unison.


Create awareness about the region.
Showcase the uniqueness of culture and people of India’s North East.
Connect within the North East amongst various tribes and communities and to connect with rest of India.
Showcase the core competency of the region – Tourism, Handloom Handicraft etc Create Marketing linkages.
Create a platform to discuss the critical issues of North East India..


The First Edition of North East Festival(NEF) was organised in 8th and 9th November, 2013 at IGNCA, New Delhi. For the first time in the history, 8 North Eastern State Governments joined hand to showcase the North East. NEF got widespread publicity across the country and has become a platform for taking up various issues of North Eastern region.
The Fourth edition of North East Festival is being proposed on 4th, 5th and 6th November 2016.

The Festival of Diverse Colours

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